Ngao Wanyonyi is a specialist in Tropical Artisanal Fisheries Management and Coastal Management. His work has focused on the dynamics of artisanal fisher migrations. He is currently involved in projects addressing the city-coastal environment conurbations in the light of climate change. In his previous assignments he has worked on enhancing the role of community based organisations in co-management of coastal resources, sustainable fisheries, conservation of marine species of concern. He has done action research with research and academic institutions, and conservation and non governmental sector in the Western Indian region to enhance the capacities of local governments, practitioners and projects to address pressing and emerging challenges. He is a founder and director at COMRED, (Coastal and Marine Resource Development Ltd) in Mombasa Kenya. He academic background is interdisciplinary with PhD in Environmental Science (Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden), Masters in Tropical Coastal Management (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and a Bachelors in Natural Resources Management (Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya).